Following his arrest by Brazilian authorities in connection with a ticket-scalping scandal, Patrick Hickey, has been moved to a maximum security prison. Hickey is the President of the Olympic Council of Ireland (OCI), and also a member of the executive board of the International Olympic Committee (IOC).
Hickey was initially arrested on Wednesday morning, as it was suspected that he was attempting to resell Olympic tickets at a much higher price than their face value. He was then brought to a hospital by Rio police as a precautionary measure, as he made complaints of health concerns.
After being discharged from the hospital, Hickey made an appeal for bail, which was denied by a Brazilian judge. He was then moved to Bangu maximum security prison.
Brazilian authorities have recommended multiple charges against Hickey and other executives involved in the scandal, including charges of illegal ticket resale, criminal association, and fraudulent marketing. As of now, prosecutors have not yet decided on the charges.
Since his arrest, Hickey has temporarily stepped aside from all of his Olympic-related responsibilities, but denied the claims that he was involved in the ticket-scalping scandal.